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also known as Christopher Jonathan James Nolan, Chris Nolan

director

Career

Born in London in 1970, Christopher Nolan began making films at the age of seven using his father's super 8mm camera and an assortment of male-action figures. He graduated to making films involving real people, and his super 8mm surreal short 'tarantella' was shown on PBS' 'image union' in 1989. Chris studied English Literature at University College London while starting to make 16mm films at the college film society. His short film 'larceny' was shown at the Cambridge Film Festival in 1996, and his other 16mm shorts include a three- minute surreal film called 'doodlebug'.

Achievements

  • Director, writer :

    (films)

    Doodlebug, 1997;

    Memento, 2000;

    Batman Begins, 2005;

    Inception, 2010;

    The Dark Knight, 2008;

    director, writer, cinematographer, editor, producer:

    Following, 1998;

    director:

    Insomnia, 2002;

    director, writer, producer:

    The Prestige, 2006

Connections

Brother:
Jonathan Nolan - screenwriter

Brother:
Matthew Francis Nolan

wife:
Emma Thomas